Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
International Monetary Fund
Middle East and Energy Scholar
University of Oxford
Malek Kabariti (via Skype)
Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Please join us for a conversation with Daniela Gressani who will present the IMF’s latest assessment of these subsidy reforms as well as lessons from similar experiences in the rest of the world, including complementary reforms of social safety nets, price-adjustment mechanisms, and energy sector policies. Justin Dargin, an expert on energy issues in the Middle East, will discuss political implications and efficiencies of reducing or removing energy subsidies. Malek Kabariti, former energy minister from Jordan, will outline his views on energy subsidies and the political difficulties in undertaking energy reforms. Mohsin Khan, who focuses on the economics of the Arab transitions, will moderate the discussion.
A light breakfast will be served.
LOCATION: Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW, 12th floor
Washington, DC 20005
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